2023 NACo Annual Conference & Exposition


2023 NACo Annual Conference & Exposition

Participants from counties of all sizes come together to shape NACo’s federal policy agenda, share proven practices and strengthen knowledge networks to help improve residents’ lives and the efficiency of county government.
Fri. July 21
9:00 am

Community Economic and Workforce Development Policy Steering Committee (Offsite Meeting)

Fri. July 21 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Community, Economic and Workforce Development Policy Steering Committee members will travel to the Austin Community College Highland Campus to discuss critical issues and policy priorities on all matters pertaining to economic and workforce development, public works, and increasing and preserving affordable housing. Members will also consider and vote on policy resolutions that will be used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts.

Sat. July 22
8:30 am

Curbing the Crisis: County Recommendations to Advance Housing Affordability

Sat. July 22 | 8:30 am to 9:45 am

Navigate the complex landscape of county authority and housing affordability. Hear from NACo Housing Task Force members on specific policy recommendations and best practices that can be tailored and implemented in your community.

1:30 pm

Arts as a Vehicle for Change: Hosted by the Arts & Culture Commission

Sat. July 22 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

County leaders and community partners are deploying the arts as a vehcile for advocating for change. Learn how to address pressing priorities through creative expression, including music, public art and performance.

Economic Development on the Border: Hosted by the International Economic Development Task Force

Sat. July 22 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

In today's global economy, local economic development often does not stop at the county, state or even national lines. Rather, international trade and business partnerships can help drive local economies forward. In this session, learn from county peers located on or near our northern and southern borders about the value of North American trade and managing economic relationships with our Canadian and Mexican counterparts. Hosted by the International Economic Development Task Force, this session is open to all attendees.

Immigration Reform Task Force Meeting

Sat. July 22 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

The Immigration Reform Task Force (IRTF) will meet to discuss the latest developments on immigration reform, the impact of federal immigration policy on local governments and communities, and hear from policy experts.

Sun. July 23
8:45 am

Improving Economic Stability for Young Children Through Two-Generation Strategies

Sun. July 23 | 8:45 am to 10:00 am

Learn from county officials who have successfully implemented two-generation approaches to improve economic stability and well-being for young children. The session will explore how working with children and the adults in their lives can support economic mobility.

10:30 am

Building the Future: Strategies for Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Implementation

Sun. July 23 | 10:30 am to 11:45 am

This session will explore ways county leaders can apply for funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to build a foundation for long-term sustainability. The workshop will highlight county programs, including broadband deployment, transportation projects, energy efficiency, and water and sewer improvements.

2:30 pm

Advancing Prosperity: Summit on Economic Mobility Opporunities for Residents

Sun. July 23 | 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm

County policies, programs, partnerships and funding can create pathways to improved financial prosperity for our residents. This capstone to NACo's multi-year partnership with the Gates Foundation will focus on three key policy areas to support inter-generation wealth-building, including equitable access to broadband, community development, workforce development and financial security.

Mobile Workshop: Community First! Village Mobile Tour

Sun. July 23 | 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Community First! Village is a 51-acre master planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for the disabled, chronically homeless in Central Texas. Since 2005, this transformative residential program has been a staple of Mobile Loaves & Fishes and has become the largest community-based model in the country lifting homeless men and women up off the streets into community and home.

Mon. July 24
3:00 pm

Dreaming Big in Coal Country

Mon. July 24 | 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm

Innovation is underway in coal counties across the U.S. This workshop will showcase inventive, forward-looking and locally led projects that are driving economic opportunity and community vitality. Join coal community leaders and learn about available federal resources to pursue your local economic diversification strategies. Dream big and walk away more inspired by the potential within your community.

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